Callan - The Movie (DVD)
Feature-length spin-off of the hit Sixties and Seventies television series. Former secret agent David Callan (Edward Woodward) was forced to retire in disgrace after losing his nerve. He is now offered a chance of redemption by former boss Hunter (Eric Porter) if he assassinates Schneider, a German businessman-cum-gun runner and terrorist. Callan takes the job, but soon has doubts regarding the true reasons for Schneider's elimination. A twenty-minute interview with Edward Woodward is also included. From the Back Cover TV viewers first met Callan in a one-off Armchair theatre play 'A Magnum for Schneider, in which the disgraced former top secret service agent is seconded to a government section devoted to the elimination of undesirables - by whatever means necessary. Callan's was a violent, bleak world where if you didn't kill first they killed you. He was a cold-blooded killer, an outsider - isolated, often in direct conflict with his superior Hunter, a code name given to all heads of Section. Made in 1973, this Feature Film is an expanded rewrite of the first TV episode in which the disgraced former secret service agent David Callan is given the opportunity to redeem himself with one more liquidation. His assignment is to kill a businessman responsible for a number of bombings and gun running, but not everything goes according to plan.
Running Time: 180 minutes
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 1 Sept. 2001
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